“To take advantage of people?” the hypnotist asked. “No.”
“This level of success at influencing people would be awfully difficult to resist. It would be so easy to get what you want.”
“Perhaps,” he shrugged as if it had never occurred to him. “By the way, do we have a publishing deal here?”
“Of course!” The editor was exuberant. “It’s one of the best I’ve ever read and I’m recommending it for immediate publication.”
“Excellent,” replied the hypnotist, accepting another cup of free-for-his-lifetime coffee from the barrista.